Friday, January 11, 2019

Scrap Plezier - Inspired by Colour

Hello, hello scrappy friends

The January Inspired by Colour challenge is live at Scrap Plezier and this month is awesomeness personified!!

Gotta love a good black and white moodboard :)

My layout featuring the fabulous Pink Paislee Collection Auburn Lane which I received in a kit from The Scrappery

Head over to the blog and check out fellow designer Cathy Sanders take on the moodboard, and whilst you are there check out the DT call in fukll swing.

Till next time, thanks for stopping by

Deb xx

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Off the Rails Design Team Call

Hi There Scrappy Friends

Are you looking for a design team that has the challenges out 12 months in advance?  That only asks for one project a month.  That is friendly, inspirational and most of all understanding?  Yes??  Then the Off the rails Design Team is for you.

Design Team Call 2019

Off the Rails Scrapbooking

Off the Rails Scrapbooking is offering an exciting opportunity for talented scrapbookers and creators that love getting creative and sharing their knowledge to join our team.

What's involved:

* The call is open worldwide, and to scrapbookers, card makers and off the page creators.
* You will be asked to complete and upload one project a month - We require reliable passionate crafters with excellent time management skills (this is essential)
* You will need to have an active blog of your own, and a Facebook page. Applicants need to be active on social media and will need to share our challenge blog
* The starting date for the new Design Team members 1st of February 2019 and we would like you to commit for 12 months.

Please submit three projects:  (at least one scrapbook layout, and any other two projects: can be an art journal page, canvas, altered project, cards etc) that best represents your style.

Email your submission to:  including your blog address.  Please also list any galleries (such as Pinterest, Instagram etc.) and current design teams.

DT Call is open worldwide, and will end on the 18th of January 2019
The new team will be announced on 1st of  February 2019 - successful applicants will be notified before.
Happy Creating and Good Luck!!

Off the Rails Scrapbooking January Challenge

Hello there scrappy friends

The January challenge is up on the Off the Rails Scrapbooking blog and is another wonderful moodboard.

January is all about new beginnings and we all start out as new parents. So get out the kids photos and have some fun with this challenge. 

And my example:

Again, head on over to the Blog for further inspiration, and join in our challenge for a chance to win a scrappy pack of goodies:

Looking forward to your creations.

Deb xx

Lets Get Sketchy January Sketch

Happy 2019 scrappy friends

Here is the first sketch for Lets Get Sketchy for 2019 - another beauty by Brenshevia!!

And now for my example:

Head on over to the blog and check out the inspiration from the other designers, and then have a go at the fabulous sketch.

Cant wait to see what you all come up with :)

Deb xx

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Lets Get Sketchy - Mid Month Sketch reveal

Hi there Friends

It is the mid month sketch reveal at Lets Get Sketchy, and as usual Brenshevia has designed a rippa!!

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And for my example

Due to circumstances beyond our control, this is the final month of the mid-month sketch.  From November there will be only one sketch per month.

Please head on over to the blog and check out the Design Teams interpretation of the sketch and join in!!

Deb xx

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Inspired by Colour - Scrap Plezier challenge

Hello my scrappy friends

The October Inspired by Colour challenge at Scrap Plezier is a beauty - black and mustard!

I tackled a canvas for this challenge after seeing many beautiful creations on Instagram and Youtube.

Mine looked so much better, design wise, before I stuck everything down, but you get that sometimes.

All in all I am happy with how it turned out

Lots of cogs, chipboard, metal embellishments, resin embellishments, even a lock and a key - all coloured with lots of different mists to try and create the mustard colour on the black background.

I hope I was able to inspire you all in some small way

Deb xx

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Scrap Plezier Reveal

Only a couple of days behind with this reveal at Scrap Plezier

Using A lot of different Kaisercraft collections to prove they are all mix and match :)

The aim of this layout was to show that you can combine a number of Kaisercraft collections to create a cohesive project. 

I started with a sheet if Misty Mountains - Light Leaks for the base.  I then took a Kaisercraft 6x6 Stencil - Tribal Collage, and added some Kaisercraft paint to some texture paste to pass through the stencil.

Whilst this was drying I matted my photo in Stargazer - Orbit (B side) and Bow & Arrow - Forest (B side) and also created more layers, and strips, as well as some flags  with Stargazer- Orbit (B side) and gold foiled piece from the 6x6 paper pad, Blue Bay - embossed piece from the paper pad, Chase Rainbows - Doily pattern from paper pad, and Havana Nights - Lush (B side).

I then took a stamp from the Circles set and using black ink randomly stamped on the background.  Once dry I made a watercolour wash with some Kaisercraft paints and painted some of the circles.  I finished by flicking and splattering the paint over the background.  

I put my layers together and placed my matted photo on top, finishing with some word strips from a Kaiser sticker book and my title.

I think it definitely proves you can mix your Kaisercraft collections very effectively.

Thanks for dropping by today, I hope you like my layout :)

Deb xx

Off the Rails Scrapbooking Reveal

Hello Friends

My reveal is live on the Off the Rails Scrapbooking blog today.

This month our challenge theme is Recycle/Reuse/Upcycle

I created an Art Journal page using items found around the home.

I rummaged through my kitchen pantry cupboard as well as other hiding places in my home and came up with a collection of items to use:

I also had a paper napkin on my scrapping desk which I treated with some Lindys Stamp Gang Magicals to create a background piece:
And finally decided to use some Food colourings for colour over the top of all my bits and bobs.

I started my gluing my coloured napkin into my journal with Matt Medium.  Whilst it was still wet, I started placing my recycled objects onto the page.  I added more matt medium over the top and set aside to dry
When dry I added a coat of white gesso with a dry brush.
When this was dry, I sprayed some water onto the page and started adding the food colourings.  I sprayed the colours with more water and dried each colour before adding the next.  I finished with a light spray of Dylusions Laid Back Lilac ink spray.

I hope you can join us this month.  It really is amazing what you can find to use on a project.

I am really looking forward to seeing yours!!

Thanks for stopping by today, I really hope you find time in your busy month to join our challenge

Deb xx

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Looking for a challenge?

Hi Friends

If any of you are looking for a challenge, head on over to Off the Rails Scrapbooking and have a go at our October challenge:

October Challenge Reveal - Recycle moodboard inspiration by the DT

Hi Off the Rails fans

This month we welcome you to our blog and encourage you to create something using the moodboard below and include a recycled item.

Luciana W

I love recycling materials in my projects. I used the bottom of a box, flowers made with coffee strainer and plant peels.


My recycled item is the "Cars" emblem - cut from the original showbag and mounted on black cardstock.

This month you are playing for two wonderful prizes from our generous sponsors


Just Imagine Crafts Kreaxions Circle Cutter.... Best ever circle cutter - small, compact, cuts on smaller surface and up to 10" circle. It's amazing.

My tutorial will be live at 9am on the 7th :)

Deb xx

Lets Get Sketchy October 1 Reveal

Hello Scrappy Friends

Just a few days late with this reveal:

October 1 sketch for Lets Get Sketchy

You should head over to the blog to see what my very talented team mates have created with Brenshevia's fabulous sketch

Thanks for stopping by

Deb xx

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Its been a very long time....

I am so sorry my friends, but life has gotten in the way of sharing my creations with you.  I have been struggling to meet my deadlines without then making sure I schedule my blog as well :(

So here goes a long post:

August 15 - Lets Get Sketchy

August 16 - Scrap Plezier

August 22 - Sketches in Thyme

September 1 - Lets Get Sketchy

September 6 - Scrap Plezier

September 10 - Scrap Plezier

September 15 - Lets Get Sketchy

September 16 - Scrap Plezier

September 22 - Sketches in Thyme

September 27 - Scrap Plezier

I cant make any promises, but I will at least try to post on time in October and beyond.

Thanks so much for stopping by

Deb xx